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ITHACA, NY – An upcoming forum about the heroin and opioid epidemic will focus on treatment options in this area, including medical, outpatient, residential, and self-help.

The forum will take place Thursday, January 28, 5:00-6:30 p.m., at the BorgWarner Room of the Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E. Green Street, Ithaca.

The event, cosponsored by the Community Coalition for Healthy Youth;, the Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County; the Mental Health Association in Tompkins County; Tompkins County Youth Services; and Tompkins County Health Department, is a follow-up forum to the initial community meeting on the issue held last fall.

Speakers at the forum will include representatives of the Alcohol & Drug Council, Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services, and the Ithaca Health Alliance.  There will be time for questions and answers.

For information from last fall’s initial forum and event details regarding the January 28 forum, visit the Coalition for Health Youth website at

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Michael Smith

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